Roy J. Rosetta, 85, of Nederland, passed away on Friday, December 31, 2021 at the Medical Center of Southeast Texas. Roy was born on June 28, 1936 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to the late Roy G. Rosetta and Felicia Calamia Rosetta.
Roy graduated from Bishop Byrne High School in 1954 and joined the United States Air Force. He was a renowned worldwide keyboard player. He played the Keyboard in the Air Force bands for four years and was awarded the Top in Blue in 1957. He also played in the International String Guitar Association and in 2005, he was inducted into the Western Swing Music Society of the Kansas Hall of Fame. Roy retired from Dupont with 36 years of service as an Accountant. Following his retirement, he devoted his full-time efforts to his music which was his lifelong passion.
Those left to cherish Roy's memory include is loving wife of 42 years, Barbara Rosetta of Nederland; Children, Reina Bernfeld and her husband, Gary of Denver Co., Rob Rosetta of Village Mills; Stephanie Rosetta Monk and her husband, Michael of Fannett; Kevin Rosetta and his wife, Jalynn of Nederland and Robert Davis and his wife, Patty Jo of Saint. Petersburg, Fl.; his grandchildren, Nicole Belleville and her husband, Maurice, Jessica Bean and her husband, Matt, Brittany Albanese and her husband, Timothy, Kaitlin Rosetta, Kendall Moore and her husband, Brad, Jayna Lacy, Madison Davis, Rob Davis, Brandon Monk and his wife, Alicia, Brent Monk and his wife, Liz; and eight great-grandchildren.
A gathering of family and friends in honor of Roy Rosetta will be held at Melancon’s Funeral Home in Nederland from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 with a Rosary to be recited at 12:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 2:00 p.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Nederland with Father John Hughes, Celebrant.
Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.